It is widely believed that walking not only helps you lose weight but also helps you to achieve a well-toned body. Thus, fitness professionals have started stressing on exercises that can be done while you walk to get better results.
Here are five workouts that you can try out —
High intensity workout
While going for your usual walks in the morning or in the evening, try putting in a 10-minute of HIIT workout in between. This will make working out fun and also help you lose weight and tone better.
Ditch your brisk walk and instead try going in for sprint walking. The quicker you walk, the farther you can go, the more kilos you’ll shed. This fun routine helps you burn as much as 175-200 calories within half an hour. Each time you do this workout, aim to walk faster than your last time.
An hour-plus walk can boost your immunity and also increases your metabolism. A half-marathon, which is typically about a 20-km walk, can up your energy levels and can keep you fitter. If a long walk bores you, you can also ask your friends to join in.
Fitness professional Adrija Mane says, “While walking, try doing some ab-based exercise to strengthen your core. For instance, breathe in and hold your breath for a good few seconds when you are walking. If you are in a park, you can try doing some crunches for about five minutes in between your walks.”
Brainpower boosting walk
It is said that changing the direction you walk can sometimes up your chances of burning more calories. The walk can be sideways, backwards or forward. It is also said to utilise muscles which haven’t been used before while walking, such as the outer or the inner thighs.